Vikings deactivate Peterson, warrant issued for arrest on child abuse charges


Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. (Jeff Gross, Getty Images)

According to media reports, the 4-year-old boy lives with his mother in Minnesota and had traveled to Texas with Peterson several months ago when the incident is alleged to have taken place.

A reporter for a Houston radio station tweeted Friday that he had read the police report and heard recordings of Peterson’s calls to police.

Nick Wright tweeted: The alleged injuries are to Peterson’s 4-year-old child. Peterson allegedly “whooped” his child with a “switch” from a tree.

The abuse allegations surfaced shortly after the child returned to his mother’s Minnesota home, according to the source, who said a doctor noticed “a mark” caused by a switch during a routine appointment.

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